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1962 Australian Silver Shilling

.500 Silver

Penultimate year of issue, Australia converted to decimal currency in 1966.
Shillings struck from 1960 to 1963 often have "mashed" denticles on the reverse, try to ensure that denticles are well struck on any coins being considered for your collection.


Collectors should consider acquiring most of the Queen Elizabeth II series in Gem coins, these are still affordable with the greatest possible upside.
When looking at the Mary Gillick obverse the points to look at are:
  • The definition in the Queen's shoulder,
  • The hair,
  • The whole coin should be considered when grading including lustre, the fields, denticles and rim condition.
  • A weak strike shows in the lack of definition in the shoulder, hair, wreath and the back of the eye.


Composition: .500 silver
.400 copper
.050 zinc
.050 nickel
Silver Content: 0.0908 oz
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 5.65 grams
Size: 23.5 mm
Obverse: Mary Gillick
Reverse: George Kruger Gray